- Address: Maras, Peru, Cusco
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: 10 PEN
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Amphitheater
Moray - Review
Though Moray is slightly outside the city, it is definitely an interesting place worth visiting. Moray (amphitheater) is one of the examples of ancient Inca Ruins. You will notice that it looks a lot like the amphitheaters of Greece. As a result of the split caused by the staircases in these concentric terraces, it becomes easy for people to walk to the bottom of the amphitheater. These depressions are said to be used as agricultural research stations during the ancient times. The depressions are not uniform which makes the site even more picturesque.
One of the most highlighted feature of Moray is that the shifting of the temperature from the top to the bottom. Which means you will feel a very obvious change in the temperature from top to bottom and this is allegedly due to the ingenious design. These circular terraces are worth seeing, especially during summers.
- One should hire a local tourist guide for getting a better idea about the place.
- Mountain biking here is a great experience in itself.
- If one wants to spend more time in this place, then staying at the town of Misminay is recommended. It has homestay options and food facilities.
- You can take any transportation bound between Urubamba and Cuzco via Chinchero and ask to be let off at the Maras/Moray turnoff. Taxis usually wait at this turnoff to take tourists to Moray and back for around S30.
How To reach Moray by Public Transport
Restaurants Near Moray
- La Chomba
- Norton’s Rat Tavern
- Paititi Cicciolina
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Things to Know Before Visiting Moray
85.53% of people who visit Cusco include Moray in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
32.26% of people start their Moray visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Moray
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Moray
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Moray, Cusco Reviews
Very nice place to stop by on your travel around the Sacred Valley area. Beautiful biking trails. The place itself has a nice pathway to go around the farming beds in shape of circular steps.
Interesting how the Incas built this place, the terraces is supposed to create different micro-climates. However, there isn’t much to see. We went as part of our sacred valley tour, it’s worth it if you go to other places around the area as well, but not worth it by itself.
Unusual site thought to be used for developing different plants. Pleasant walking and great views of the Andes. Very busy in the morning but usually quieter in the afternoon.
It's just amazing how advanced the Inca's way of thinking in the past, way before the modern technology era. Moray is a laboratory to test how crops react to different altitude and sun exposures. Because of it, the Incas were able to crop over 2000 variety of potatoes. The pictures just can't do justice to the whole experience while exploring Moray laboratory.
Give yourself enough time to walk around this place. You'll need an hour or more at a minimum. Never seen something like this and the setting is gorgeous! Really enjoyed the drive to this place, with a view of snow capped mountains all around us!